After 2 months of being closed, my clinic will be opening again on May 18. I have been preparing for the past month. It’s not just the newly acquired disinfecting gadgets and personal protective equipment, but it’s also rearranging the physical set-up, determining the flow of patient interaction, and grounding the venues for telemedicine to keep both clinic staff and patients safe.
Although I am home, I have been working tirelessly to prepare for the re-opening. On top of that, with medical information literally zooming in with the speed of light, reading and participating in academic webinars are a must for us doctors. Webinar fatigue? Yes! But we gotta be ready!
This is the magnetic face mask that is part of the Gold Facial. Hydrates the skin and leaves a dewy glow.
If there is one word that can sum up this week, it’s HOME SCHOOL!
I am a quiet and private person. Not many people outside of my family know that I am a recently separated solo parent of two young children. The enhanced community quarantine had me close my private and hospital clinics. Although it has given me this much-needed time to be with my children, it has also impacted my financial capacity considerably. I alone support my small family plus our staff. As I continue to do my clinical work behind the scenes, I have also started to feel the strain of home schooling.
Initially, we started with just morning sit-down sessions and afternoon physical or creative activity sessions. However, the homework load has increased this week. I have my elder child work on his assignments almost the whole day everyday… And it’s not just him working on it. I have to read, understand and teach the lessons. Don’t get me wrong. I love my children, and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them… But I miss regular school!
Tutoring + working + household chores = one exhausted stay-at-home dermatologist!